Lights Out: Inside the Mind of a Utility Hacker

  • Wednesday, 25 Sep 2019 10:30AM EDT (25 Sep 2019 14:30 UTC)
  • Speaker: Joseph Carson

Imagine a country-wide black out. The reality hit Ukrainian residents when their energy sector was hit by a massive cyber-attack that caused a power outage for more than 86,000 homes.'this session dives into the real-world hack of a power station that explains the planning, perimeter security, engines and SCADA controls behind the attack.

With up to 80% of targeted attacks involving the use or misuse of privileged credentials, Privileged Access Management must be a foundational component of a utility and energy companys cyber security strategy. It is critically important to know how and why cybercriminals target their victims and what you can do to reduce the risk, especially when an attack could put lives at stake. In this session:

  • Gain a full understanding of the anatomy of a privileged account hack
  • Learn the challenges of reporting to the board and lessons learned
  • Develop a strategy to reduce your risk and prevent abuse of your critical information assets